Park Clean-Up Day - Long Hunter State Park

HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM
Meeting Place: Long Hunter State Park office at 2910 Hobson Pike
Hike Distance: 1-2 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Hike Leader: Ponda and Jason

Long Hunter State Park shares over 30 miles of shoreline with Percy Priest Lake - which results in a constant battle to keep the park clean of litter. Major flooding has impacted Long Hunter facilities and trails in three of the past four years. This year there was even flooding in July, which is a rarity for the park. As a result, debris has been left behind on many of the park trails.

As many state parks deal with lack of funding and being short-staffed, it is often left up to Friends groups and volunteers to help keep the parks clean. On this day we will be joining the Friends of Long Hunter State Park to remove litter and debris from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.

Participants should meet at the park office at 10:30 a.m. Participants are also invited to arrive early and attend the monthly Friends of Long Hunter meeting from 9-10 a.m. at the park office. The meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about Long Hunter State Park and the Friends group and some of the exciting things that are happening at the park. More information on the Friends group can be found at http://friendsoflonghunter.com/

Trash bags will be provided. Please bring work gloves and water. No pets, please. Best suited for ages 12 and older.

Directions to Long Hunter State Park office:

Enter Long Hunter State Park at the main park entrance (2910 Hobson Pike) and then take the first right and proceed to visitor center parking lot.

For further directions or park information, call the park office at[masked]-2422.

 

 

 

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  • Anita

    We worked that place over, fun group of cleaner-uppers and park staff is amazing. Always happy to give back to that park! Thanks Jason for getting the word out - that the fun was ON!!

    August 3, 2013

  • Mary H.

    Thoroughly enjoyable with the bonus of being worthwhile. Great group of volunteers.

    August 3, 2013

  • Jason A.

    fyi, those helping out with the cleanup on Saturday will also get lunch courtesy of our friends at the Hermitage House Smorgasbord. We will likely return to the park office around 1 p.m. and eat at the picnic tables at Group Camp 1 (located behind the park office).

    August 1, 2013

  • Dave S.

    I'd like to help but have another hike that day.

    July 29, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Thank you.

    July 29, 2013

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